Beware: Fake RBI website stealing bank details
NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India or RBI on Thursday issued a notice cautioning the citizens about the fake websites created with a layout similar to the central bank’s official website. One such website (www.indiareserveban.org), the Reserve Bank said, contains a provision for “Bank verification with online account holders” which appears to have been created with a fraudulent intent of obtaining personal and confidential banking details of customers of banks.
The fake website asks for the customer’s ID, PIN, email address, phone number, bank name including others details. The website has many similarities with the original one including a blue motion ticker “FAQs for KYC and Mint Street Memos”. Here’s a look of this fake website:
The official website of RBI is with the URL, www.rbi.org.in. The Reserve Bank has been consistently alerting customers about the fake websites, emails asking to transfer funds or for bank account details in the name of a lottery, fictitious job offers, etc fraudulently luring and cheating customers.